May 1964, Stated first printing. first book in what is known as her Plantation Trilogy, Deep Summer, Bristow began the story of Phillip Larne as he brings his new bride to carve a new life out of the steaming jungles of Louisiana.Handsome Road carries the Larne and Sheramy families through the Civil War and emphasizes the struggles of the upper class and their efforts to hold onto their way of life through the carpet bagger era. Which brings us to the last book in this trilogy - This is the Third, This Side of Glory. begins in 1912, as Eleanor Upjohn works as secretary for her father Fred, who despite a poorer birth has made a successful career as a builder of river levees. She meets plantation owner Kester Larne and its love at first site – but can they overcome the huge gaps in their two social classes and build a successful marriage? Eleanor is shocked at the run down condition of the Larne family plantation as well as the huge debts Kester’s neglect has incurred. Eleanor cracks the whip and begins to put things to right, until a shot rings out in Sarajevo and as war breaks out it brings the price of cotton drops down to dangerous levels and threatens to destroy them all.
Published byPocket Books, A Permabook Edition June 1964, 307 pages
Cover shows wear, some creases and a inked X in upper corner that can be seen in the picture. Inside in small letters is written Emily and Aluce. Book is tight to spine and remarkable for the age.